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st patrick’s day out

by greenrabbitdesigns


Well as I’m sure as you all know today was St Patrick’s Day and as it’s a bank holiday here in N.I. my hubby had the day off, so we decided to take a little day trip. My daughter was off too so she came with us, unfortunately my poor son-in-law had to work!


We took a drive to a little place called Whitehead, as you can see they like to paint their homes nice bright colours.

Whitehead Collage

Whitehead is quite close to a very good fabric shop which is where my daughter and I disappeared to after our picnic lunch, my Hb set off along the coast with his camera while we were away, so it was a win, win situation!!


The sky was a bit overcast today but the sun did manage to break through from time to time and it was dry and mild.


At times it was clear enough to see Scotland, if you look along the horizon in the above photo you can just about see it!

So all in all a lovely day out (and yes I did buy more fabric!!).


I’ll leave you with my new springtime bunny, this is Jemima! Thank you all so much for your lovely comments about Beatrix, my last bunny, you are all so kind!

Wishing you all a fabulous new week! 🙂

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ali March 17, 2014 - 7:13 pm

Just wondering did you visit the Bank house in Whitehead….it is a nice craft shop with a wool section in it? I really like Jemimas cardi.

helen philipps March 17, 2014 - 7:38 pm

Happy St Patrick’s Day! What a lovely place to go for an outing…..I loved seeing the colourful houses and the sea view across to Scotland. And a fabric shop too…perfect! Jemima is a cutie, I love her soft colours.
Enjoy the rest of your week, Vivienne!
Helen xxx

Jane's Journal March 17, 2014 - 7:47 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s day dear Vivienne and what a perfect way to spend it. Those house colours look great. Little Jemima is a so cute, her duck dress looks perfect on her. Enjoy your evening x

hortensiadesigns March 17, 2014 - 8:09 pm

Of course you bought fabric! Wouldn’t have been such a lovely day otherwise….and there all those gorgeous bunnies to dress! Love the multi coloured houses.
P xx

Anne D.T. March 17, 2014 - 9:01 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, V and all!!! I was going to write to you even if you did not blog about it. Sounds like a fun day out, fabric and the seaside.
Miss Jemima is wonderful.
Happy new week,
Anne xxx
PlumCreek Studio

Simone March 17, 2014 - 9:17 pm

I had a feeling you would be out celebrating today Vivienne but I did not know it was a Bank holiday! I am glad you had a nice day. Your new bunny is one of my favourites – her wool colour reminds me of a little lamb! x

Gill March 17, 2014 - 10:33 pm

Happy St. Patrick’s Day Vivienne! Sounds like you had a brilliant day, and I love all those bright and gaily painted houses!
Jemima is a beauty, lovely dress and cardi!
Gill xx

Linda Smith March 17, 2014 - 11:18 pm

Happy St Patrick’s Day Vivienne. Looks like a great place to visit – I love the coloured houses. Your latest bunny is just so adorable. Can’t wait to see what you do with the fabric you bought!
Linda S xx

Serendipity March 18, 2014 - 8:15 am

Love the coloured houses. What a lovely place to visit. xx

leon10 March 18, 2014 - 8:28 am

happy st patricks day and good luck to you all yes i have heard of it its very very famouse in ireland with a whole parade in dublin and al dressed in green
and litlle clovers of 3 shamrocks lots of music and dance hope you have a lovely day jemma is very sweet de coloured houses you see them a lot around whole ireland very cheerful and cosy and easy to find youre one home have a nice day leon10

helen March 18, 2014 - 10:09 am

hard to believe we have such lovely painted houses in our climate! A great place for a walk Whitehead, there is a nice old fashioned cafe there too.

Stephanie March 18, 2014 - 12:02 pm

A day out without new fabric or yarn is not quite as special, is it? Whitehead looks like an adorable place. I’m off to visit it on Google to see more pictures. And as for Jemima? Well, I uttered my undying love for her on Facebook this morning! Love your spring rabbits!!!!

Jill March 18, 2014 - 1:28 pm

It looks like you all spent a lovely St Patrick’s Day together. How nice that you were able to spend it with your hubby and daughter.
I just love that row of colourful houses. What a pretty place.
I’m loving the new addition to your Spring Girls Collection. Hello Jemima :0)

Sharon Young March 18, 2014 - 4:30 pm

What a lovely post, Whitehead looks so beautiful, as of course does Jemima 🙂

Chrissie Crafts March 18, 2014 - 6:39 pm

What a lovely day you’ve had! Gosh I’d love to live in one of those pretty houses…and Jemina is a real cutie! Chrissie x

Susan March 18, 2014 - 8:26 pm

Those little painted houses are so pretty Vivienne!…They remind me of some little spice houses I have …I must find them and put a pic on the blog for you some time…..Jemima is beautiful.(and she even has a little chick button?)..I love her pretty colours…Hope you had a wonderful St.Patrick’s Day!
Happy Tuesday!
Susan x

Elizabeth March 18, 2014 - 11:49 pm

Dear Vivienne shamrock 3 leaf plant is lovely. Seeing Whitehead brings back lots of memories, beautiful Jemima, and her cardi is very special also little duck button. Thank you for sharing a little bit of your good life with us, I enjoy it all very much. Blessings to you and your family. Elizabeth x x

Madelief March 19, 2014 - 6:03 pm

Dear Vivienne, I realise I am too late to wish you a Happy st Patrick’s day. So sorry! It’s good to see you had a lovely time with your daughter. The seaside looks beautiful. So does your new creation!!

Happy evening!

Madelief x

alisonb2 March 19, 2014 - 7:54 pm

A lovely new rabbit, Vivienne. Jemima brings a big smile. 🙂 The houses are great. Another big smile :-)! Thanks for posting.

knitsofacto March 20, 2014 - 7:10 pm

A belated Happy St. Patricks day. I always remember the date as it was the date we moved into this house. Do we get to see the fabrics you stashed.

I love the colour of Jemima’s cardigan 🙂

Mia March 20, 2014 - 7:28 pm

Hello dear Vivienne,

I am a bit late with my happy StP-day wishes, but on Monday morning I though of you, dear friend, when they talked about it on morning telly! All this said it seems you had a lovely day, and weather behaved (almost) good too? Lovely views all the way to Scotland, I so so so wish I could visit UK soon again, including your N.I. most definitely for the first time!

And as always: Jemima is gorgeous, those spring colors are so so pretty! Happy bunny-hooking and a lovely weekend soon too!


Beerta Bosch March 23, 2014 - 7:44 am

II am a big fan and admirerer of your bunnies. And always I am to late to have yhe opportunity to buy one . So I would like very much to have the opportunity to win one. Hartelijke groeten, Beerta.

Patty March 25, 2014 - 3:44 pm

Sounds like that was a great day. I love the look of Whitehead, my type of place with all the colourful buildings, love it. x

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